Trust me. You’re going to want to read this book.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about Harbinger, the YA psychological thriller debut by Sara Wilson Etienne.

Just in case, here’s the description from Amazon:

Girl, Interrupted meets Beautiful Creatures in this fast-paced thriller

When sixteen-year-old Faye arrives at Holbrook Academy, she doesn’t expect to find herself exactly where she needs to be. After years of strange waking visions and nightmares, her only comfort the bones of dead animals, Faye is afraid she’s going crazy. Fast.

But her first night at Holbrook, she feels strangely connected to the school and the island it sits on, like she’s come home. She’s even made her first real friends, but odd things keep happening to them. Every morning they wake on the floors of their dorm rooms with their hands stained red.

Faye knows she’s the reason, but what does it all mean? The handsome Kel tries to help her unravel the mystery, but Faye is certain she can’t trust him; in fact, he may be trying to kill her – and the rest of the world too.

Rich, compelling writing will keep the pages turning in this riveting and tautly told psychological thriller.

It’s one of several books I am excited to see published this year.

Now, in the spirit of transparency, Sara is a friend of mine. She’s also been a guest blogger here at the PLC. And she’s an all-around amazing person. Which is why I want to help spread the word about her book.

Harbinger will be released on February 2, 2012. Which is, like, a couple of days from now.

Trust me. You’re going to want to read this book.

If the book description and my gushing about Sara hasn’t convinced you, maybe her book trailer will:

And because now you’re sitting up in your seat and really paying attention, you should read this post from Sara’s blog and then watch the Behind the Scenes/Making of the Book Trailer video she created:

Finally, you should read this interview Sara gave over at The Compulsive Reader, and this one at Distraction 99 to read Sara’s own words about Harbinger, her writing process and  what obstacles she had to overcome to write it.

Congratulations, Sara!